Programs & Events

Oracle State Park

Bug Night

Saturday, August 19, 2017   7:00 pm.

Join entomologist, Michael Wilson, for a slide show program in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House. Michael Wilson is Research Director of Drylands Institute, a Tucson organization devoted to research on the Sonoran Desert.

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Foraging Walkabout

August 25, 2017   9 a.m.

Identify and discuss a variety of plants along the trail, plus have a treat at the end prepared from foraged foods. The fee for the two-hour ethnobotany program is $10 in addition to park admission. Sonoran Herbalist and Presenter, John Slattery, will also bring a display of Desert Tortoise Botanicals products for sale, and copies of his new book, Southwest Foraging. Program sponsored by Friends of Oracle State Park. Reservation required; limit 25.

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Bird Walk

Saturday, September 9, 2017   6:30 am.

Enjoy an early Morning Bird Walk with guide, Craig Anderson.

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Prickly Pear Fruit Processing Workshop

Saturday, September 16, 2017   8:00 am. - 11:00 am

Join Sonoran Herbalist, John Slattery for a trail walk and talk to learn about the wonders of the prickly pear cactus, with some discussion of prickly pear medicine.

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Solar Eclipse Tour and Star Party,

Saturday, September 23, 2017   5:30 pm.

Mike Weasner of the Oracle Dark Skies Committee, will share a Powerpoint presentation in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House.

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Phenology Bingo

Saturday, September 9, 2017   3:00 pm.

Join a Talk and Walk with plant specialist, Hilary Cox. Meet in the Kannally Ranch House living room for a 45-minute Powerpoint slideshow to learn more about the National Phenology Program that allows public participation in scientific research, connecting people with nature to benefit our changing planet.

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Common Butterflies in Southern Arizona

Saturday, October 7, 2017   3:00 pm.

Join butterfly enthusiast, Larry Fellows, of the South-Eastern Arizona Butterfly Association for a Powerpoint slideshow presentation in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House.

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Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop at Oracle State Park

December 2017

Make a holiday wreath out of natural, locally-sourced plant materials gathered around the park. Visitors usually can't take natural materials from the park, so make the most of this rare opportunity.

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